a pictorial tour of our neighborhood including histories of each home along with other interesting historical information


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3444 plat (1024 x 810)82 viewsPlat courtesy Forsyth County Tax Administration - Geo Data Explorer
oak crest ad ~ 1923 - resized.jpg
oak crest ad ~ 1923105 viewsClick on the "ad" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This was a full page ad that ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, August 19, 1923 promoting the new Oak Crest neighborhood.

Ad courtesy Molly Grogan Rawls, NC Room of Forsyth County Public Library, microfilm of Winston-Salem Journal, August 19, 1923
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oak crest ~ aaron ln & belle vista ct plat73 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This plat shows the subdivision of lot 137 1/2 as it was actually developed with two streets (Aaron Ln and Belle Vista Ct) and 12 lots. Notice that there is no connection to Rosedale Cr. Instead, Aaron Ln connects with Allen Easley Way on the campus of WFU.

Plat courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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oak crest ~ crepe myrtle cr plat74 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This plat shows the subdivision of Crepe Myrtle Cr from Nading’s Addition into lots (1 - 74).

The name of the street comes from the crepe myrtle trees that H A Nading planted along both sides of the street. If you will notice the original spelling of the name on the plat is “Crape Myrtle” with an “a.”

Also, this plat contains an important piece of information. It shows Oak Crest Dr labeled as Polo Rd. If you refer to the plat "Oak Crest ~ Parcel 22, Oak Crest Dr" in this same section, it shows the street name as Oak Crest Dr. So, sometime between February 1928 and April 1937 the name Oak Crest Dr was changed to Polo Rd.

Plat courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
oak crest ~ current w original parcels 2 (956 x 1024).jpg
oak crest ~ current map w/original parcels119 viewsClick on the "map" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This current (2004) map of Oak Crest illustrates how the original 27 parcels were subdivided including Nading’s Addition which became Crepe Myrtle Cr and part of Polo Rd. I have outlined the original parcels in red and numbered them.

Map courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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oak crest ~ freds rd plat71 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This plat shows Freds Rd as it runs between parcels 5 and 6. Notice how the street veers to the north making the lots on the east side smaller than those on the west side.

Plat courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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oak crest ~ harmon av plat69 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This plat shows the subdivision of Harmon Av from the original parcel 27 into lots (1-47) and the resubdivision of the west side of Rosedale Cr (lots A, B, H, G, I, J, P, O, Q, and R) into lots (48 - 115).

Plat courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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oak crest ~ idlewild dr plat63 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This plat shows the subdivision of Idlewild Dr from the original parcels 8 & 9 into lots (1 - 26).

Plat courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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oak crest ~ idlewild dr plat ~ revision80 viewsClick on the "plat" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.



Plat courtesy Forsyth County Tax Administration - Geo Data Explorer
oak crest ~ idlewilde ct map (737 x 1024).jpg
oak crest ~ idlewilde ct map80 viewsClick on the "map" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.

This current (2004) map of Oak Crest shows lot #16 (of parcel 9) near the cul-de-sac of Idlewild Dr and the northeast portion of parcel 10 of Oak Crest and is outlined in green to show the boundries of the Idlewilde Ct subdivision.

Map courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
oak crest ~ idlewilde ct plat.jpg
oak crest ~ idlewilde ct plat64 viewsoak crest ~ idlewilde ct plat
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This is the original plat of the Idlewilde Ct subdivision (circa 1982). It was originally blocks 1868, lot 16 and 1869, lots 202a and 202b. They were used to create Idlewilde Ct containging 11 lots with A framed houses. Notice the beginning of a second street that was intended to extend the subdivision further north, but was never developed.

Plat courtesy Forsyth County Tax Administration - Geo Data Explorer
oak crest ~ Idlewilde Heath (737 x 1024).jpg
oak crest ~ idlewilde heath map67 viewsClick on the "map" to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge even more to read.



Map courtesy LeAnn Pegram and Michelle McCollugh, Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission
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